The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) says that products using the drug kratom aren’t safe, and a new report from the agency helps explain why.
In the report, which was published this month, the FDA analyzed 30 different kratom products for the presence of heavy metals.
The FDA has issued another warning about the herbal supplement kratom, this time noting that unsafe levels of heavy metals have been found in 30 products analyzed.
The latest warning is not the first one on the heavy metals issue. Back in November, the FDA issued
It’s a plant that grows in Southeast Asia and is commonly taken as an herbal supplement in the United States. People take kratom for different reasons, ranging anywhere from an extra boost of energy to pain management. But right now, there are no Food and